The Waynesville Tigers golf team competed in the Union Invitational on Monday which was held at the Birch Creek Golf Course in St Clair.
The meet began with dry conditions but they moved to a wet ending. St Francis Borgia out of Washington won the meet with a team score of 315. Blake Hammond from Hillsboro won the individual medal with a score of 73 on the day.
The Waynesville Tigers were able to finish in the top 10 team standings. They placed 9th and had a team score of 448. That was 36 stroked better than the Tigers scored last year.
Head Waynesville Tigers Boys Golf Coach Rube Dowell said this after the match, “We are becoming more consistent in the fairways, but our tee ball and short games are still developing. When these areas improve, the boys will start to see major changes to their scoring. We will continue to work on these areas in practice and our upcoming matches. We seem to be improving in small increments and that is a good sign that practice and experience are paying off.”
The Waynesville Tigers were led by Aaron Choi who score 102 on the tough course. Ben Pollman was not far behind him with a score of 111. Ben Whitten score 112 while Max Reyes also shot 123 on the day. AJ Cabanes shot 131 in the tournament.
Coach Dowell said this about Pollman about his improvement, “Junior Ben Pollman is steadily improving in all areas of his game. He may be the worst scorer I have in practice, but he uses the practice to get better in his matches. Once he figures out a part of his game, he has done a nice job of executing that in a match. He understands the repetitive nature of golf and progressing the way I hope all my players will.”
The Waynesville Tigers next match will be at the Missouri State University Relays in Springfield on April 5th.